NOTE: If you haven’t, please read my disclaimer before reading on. This post is a pretty long read, and it’s very critical of the book.
As another reminder, I am not arguing FOR or AGAINST Christianity or atheism. I am simply addressing the author’s points in the book from a neutral point of view.
I’m not going to beat around the bush: ”I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” is a book written by Christians, for Christians. If you’re an atheist, and you’ve done some research into the typical Christian arguments against atheism, you can tell that this book is simply not for you. I’ll examine some major points, and give some pros and some cons about my reading so far.
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I am currently reading the introduction, and I feel this should be said before I dive any further into the book, or post any actual reviews: I am assuming this book is targeted at the atheist and non-religious crowd, and as such, I will be reading it from a neutral perspective: neither Christian, nor as an atheist/non-religious person.
Because of this, I will warn you right now: some of the things I write down may, in-fact, offend you, or contradict your beliefs. If the former is the case, simply stop reading my reviews. If the latter is the case, I encourage you to see what I have to say about it.
I will attempt to give sources where needed, but I don’t expect you to take everything I say at face value. Do your own research, come up with your own conclusions, and go from there. If you have any questions as to what I write, please feel free to contact me at my Facebook (www.facebook.com/DTtheGreat) or my Formspring (www.formspring.me/superdt) if you want to remain anonymous. Thank you.
As many of you know, I am addicted to pens. I LOVE a good pen; there’s really just nothing like it. So today, I took the plunge, and finally bought the Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pen. They were only $7.49 for 3, so I figured why not? I can say right now, this pen will probably become one of my favorite writing utensils.
First thing’s first, the pen looks bad. If anything, it looks like a referee got bored with a sharpie pen, so he striped it and wrote “Varsity” on it. With this small inconvenience out of the way, the rest of the pen is superb.
In its initial test run, I was very pleased with how it wrote. The Varsity needs very little pressure to get ink onto the page, which is a big relief for those of us that grew up using ball points. I had only one problem with the pen skipping on me, which was entirely my fault: I wrote the wrong way :P
If you’re interested in getting a fountain pen, but don’t want to invest $40+ initially, try out the Varsity and see how you like it. While I won’t be using this pen to take notes (since I have my Signos for that), I will most likely use this pen to write essays and such.
It was a bit of an uneasy topic: Hell. Ok, not just uneasy, it was “OMG THAT’S HECKA TERRIFYING!!!”. They took communion, and I accidentally spilled grape juice all over my pants and a flashcard!!!! I guess I can say I now have holy pants and flashcards? ^^’
Afterward, I took the twins to the skating rink, and it was pretty noisy. Got almost nothing done :P I think I’ll try skating next time…